Curious??? How Do You All Get The Fondant To Stick To Cake.

Decorating By cathie_shinnick Updated 14 Sep 2010 , 8:59am by tesso

cathie_shinnick Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 8:58pm
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I let my cakes sit so the butter cream will crust...then after I roll the fondant on cornstarch I have a hard time getting it to stick to the cake. I started to put my cakes in the fridge then the fondant stuck because of the moisture on the cake.but it was hard to smooth because it got gummy....I now wet my hands and gently pat the cake to get it moist...I feel there has to be a better way to get the fondant to stick to my cakes......please share.

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Elcee Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 9:09pm
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I brush a thin layer of piping gel all over my cake.

Kitagrl Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 9:09pm
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I refrigerate but also use a spray bottle to lightly mist the cake.

catlharper Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 4:37am
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I either brush a little water on the back of the fondant decorations or just put a little more BC on the back...the bc grabs onto the bc. I don't ever put my cakes back into the fridge after I've crumbcoated them. Too big of a chance of them soaking up the fridge odors or getting dried out.

Cat

cathie_shinnick Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 3:14pm
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I tried the piping gel this weekend and it worked perfectly..I did add a little water to it!!!

conchita Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 3:28pm
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I use the a water spray with water and some gel and mist the cake, but I usally decorate my cakes with pastry pride then cover the cake with fondant

cathie_shinnick Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 11:46pm
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Pastry Pride??? Is that like Bettercreme?

mommynana Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 12:06am
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pastry pride??? i would like to know what tha is also

dchockeyguy Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 12:19am
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After I crumb coat, and it's set, I add another thin layer of buttercream for the fondant to attach to.

tesso Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 8:59am
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i mist my cake with everclear to get it to stick. It evaporates quickly and eliminates the fondant bubbles when using regular MMF.

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